We Specialize In

If you are faced with a family or special education problem that seems to be getting worse, then it might be time for some good legal advice.  Problems usually get worse with neglect.

We specialize in family or special education law.  We know the custom and practices in our courts, the judges and their staffs, and we have the experience you need to help you resolve your dispute.


If you are uncertain whether this situation will resolve itself, err on the side of caution, and give us a call today. We are here to help.  And the first consultation is free. 

Special Education Law


While it may seem difficult to know when to call a special education lawyer, there are some questions you should ask yourself in order to make the decision clearer.  Has your child been identified or diagnosed with a disability that interferes with his or her education?  Have you noticed delays or challenges in your special needs child’s learning process?  Do you have a sense that the school district is not providing your child with the services and supports that he or she needs to learn and advance in an appropriate manner? Is your child making satisfactory progress?  Is the school taking a “cookie-cutter” approach instead of tailoring a program to meet your child’s individual needs?

Have your communications with the school become adversarial and unproductive?  If so, it is probably best to err on the side of caution and give us a call.

The process of developing an Individualized Education Plan can be complicated, and the school district has more people and resources than you.  The school district certainly has access to legal counsel to protect its best interests.  Level the playing field.  We have decades of experience with special education law, and have successfully negotiated and litigated for years in administrative hearings, district courts, and appellate courts.

We can identify your special needs child’s legal rights, and work together with you protect them.  Give us a call, and move toward the peace of mind you deserve.  We are ready to help.  The first consultation is free.

Family Law

Divorces are usually stressful, and too often they are traumatic.  Many questions may be keeping you awake at night.  What will happen to your loved ones?  How will you pay for tuition and prom dresses, mortgage payments and groceries?  What is best for the children?  Where can you find resolution and the peace of mind you deserve?

It probably won’t be easy, but things will get better, if you have good advice and stick to a sound plan.  

We work hard to minimize the emotional and financial stresses, so you can return to normalcy and get on with your life.  We will listen carefully to you about your needs and the outcome you deserve, and discuss with you options to best resolve this dispute, whether through, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation.  We will team with you to find an efficient and effective path that protects the best interests of you and your loved ones.  You will get through this.  Give us a call to discuss your needs, and a way forward.  We are experienced, aggressive, and on your side.  And the consultation is free.

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Family Law and Special Education Advocacy


We are experienced and aggressive litigators who are fully capable of resolving complex disputes from beginning to end without extensive client involvement.  But this is not our preferred approach.

Our logo represents the link we share with our clients that allows us to understand their needs and to accomplish their goals.  We recognize that our clients have diverse needs.

Your legal needs are unique.  We believe it is critical to inform you about the law and your choices, so that you can make informed choices about the important strategic issues that will affect your life long after our representation has ended.  We are experienced counsellors at law who take pride in our ability to manage procedural matters and provide legal advice.  We inform our clients about the law, the procedures, and the customs and practices of the courts and judges before them. 

But, more important than our ability to advocate, is our eagerness to listen.  When it comes to legal advice, one size does not fit all.  You have been embroiled with your dispute long before contacting us and know a great many things about it that we do not, so, your definition of success dictates the direction that we will take.  Because, we believe that after we have provided you with the knowledge necessary for you to make informed decisions, you should be the person who chooses how and on what terms your dispute is resolved.


Law Offices of Robert E. Badger, 265 Franklin Street, Suite 1702,

Boston MA 02110

Phone: 617-963-3599      Email: Info@SpEdAdv.com    


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